Michele Steinberg

Greek Orthodox nuns defend monastery from wildfire

Blog Post created by Michele Steinberg Employee on Sep 22, 2011

Goldendale, WA According to a recent AP article, “Washington pushes homeowners to prepare for wildfire,” Washington state ranks among the best in the country for getting its communities to prepare for wildfires. With 84 communities in that state that are officially recognized by NFPA, we enthusiastically applaud their efforts. This latest story coming out of the Pacific Northwest continues to illustrate the importance of preparing for wildfires before they threaten your home. A group of Greek Orthodox nuns in Goldendale, Washington took Firewise principles to heart, and because of their actions, saved their monastery as a wildfire raged around them. Read more about this dedicated group who followed the path to safety.  

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